Easter Safety Tips for Southern Indiana Parents
When we think of Easter... Easter egg hunts, colorful eggs and chocolate bunnies are a few things that may come to mind. But, there are dangers that we need to be aware of when taking part in these exciting activities with our children.
Coloring eggs is a favorite pastime with children. It is important that hard-boiled eggs be refrigerated, if consuming this Easter tradition. All buffet items should be refrigerated or thrown away after two hours. Hot foods should be cooked to a high enough internal temperature as to kill harmful bacteria.
According to Food Allergy.com:
- Over 5.6 million children have allergies
- Eight major food allergens include: milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish and crustacean shellfish
These food allergens are responsible for most of the serious food allergy reactions in the United States. When preparing food, it is important to wash your hands and avoid cross-contamination. To avoid making guests unintentionally sick or life-threatening allergic reactions, ask your guests about their allergies.Slips And Falls
Easter egg hunts are exciting and it is common for children to run and collect as many eggs as they can carry. But, injuries can occur when children wear shoes with worn or no tread or they can slip on wet grass or uneven pavement. As a property owner, you could be liable for injuries, so make sure the area is safe by walking the area and removing and/or marking possible hazards.